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with the breaking news tonight. mark? >> reporter: scott, here's what happened in the final minute. two muffled bangs could be heard behind me in the direction of the shelter. an ambulance that had been parked nearby since the start of the standoff raced up the hill. about a minute later, local deputies and f.b.i. agents were patting themselves on the back then ambulance came back down the hill, this time driving slowly, carrying ethan to a local hospital for testing and observation. the f.b.i.'s steve richardson explains why its hostage rescue team moved in. >> within the past 24 hours negotiations deteriorated and mr. dykes was observed -- was observed holding a gun. at this point, f.b.i. agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: the standoff began last tuesday when dykes allegedly boarded this school bus and demanded hostages. police say when the driver charles poland, jr., refused dykes shot and killed him.
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dykes grabbed five-year-old ethan and kept him in a 24 square foot underground shelter with electricity, heat and television. police communicated with dykes through a four inch ventilation pipe and they supplied the child with cheese crackers, coloring books and toy cars. cbs news has also learned that the f.b.i.'s hostage rescue team created a diversion, that was the two loud bangs. they went in through the top of the bunker and it was over within seconds. we've also learned at some point during the standoff they inserted a camera. that's h able to see dykes was waaround with a as one agent told us, we had eyes on him the whole time. scott, we also talked to a member of ethan's family. they say he's doing okay and the boy has his sixth birthday on wednesday. >> pelley: mark, thank much. senior correspondent john miller is a former assistant director at the f.b.i. john, you've been talking to your sources today. how did they do it? >> this was something they looked at among the options and they had two or three different
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options but today as they has been delivering things to that doorway that dykes used, his entrance to the bunker-- and this occurred over days-- they created an opportunity today because he was getting more irrational, he was handling a weapon, they say. and they created an opportunity to bring him to the door to accept that delivery then they threw in the distraction devices or what are commonly called by swat teams flash bangs. they emit a blinding light and a huge big noise that small entry team-- and this would be three, no more than four hostage rescue team members-- went in there and engaged dykes; killed him and rescued the boy. this probably took seconds and was something they likely practiced in a mockup not far away. >> pelley: we are also learning more tonight about the shooting death of chris kyle. he was the u.s. navy sniper who became a legend in iraq. kyle, who was 38, was killed
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over the weekend at a firing range in texas apparently by another iraq war veteran. anna werner that has latest. >> reporter: chris kyle's marksman skills were so precise iraqi insurgents nicknamed him the devil of ramadi. his best selling book "american sniper" chronicled the former navy seal's mission to protect american soldiers. he spoke with cbs dallas station ktvt last year. >> my only regret is not being to save every guy. that's what keeps me up at night, but every shot i took i felt extremely justified. >> reporter: kyle felt his negotiation protect his comrades extended into civilian life. he often took troubled veterans to shooting ranges like this one south of dallas for a day of camaraderie and conversation. >> apparently mr. kyle works with people that are suffering from some issues from being in the military and this shooter is possibly one of those people. >> reporter: the suspect, eddie
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ray routh, is a former marine. police say he shot kyle and a friend, chad littlefield, with a handgun. routh allegedly confessed to the murders to his sister. police took him into custody saturday night near his home in a dallas suburb after a brief chase. kyle served four tours in iraq. he was considered by many to have been the best sniper in u.s. military history with more than 150 confirmed kills. he retired in 2009 to return home. his wife and two children. >> she means the world to me and those two little kids that i didn't know, i wanted to make sure they knew how much i loved them and it was time for me to step back from the military and give them my all. >> reporter: in an affidavit the suspect is now quoted as telling relatives that he traded his soul for a new truck.
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the document also says he told them that he wanted to get to oklahoma to avoid texas authorities. >> pelley: anna, thank you. at its peak last night the audience for last night's super bowl reached 164 million. but one thing those viewers didn't bet on was the lights going out in the superdome. it happened in the second half and left the 49ers and ravens waiting in twilight. armen keteyian of "60 minutes" sports was shooting in the dome's control room when darkness fell. >> reporter: the root cause of the 34 minutes of darkness remains under investigation-- although today superdome executive doug thorton this shed light on the blackout saying it was tied to a sudden shutdown of one of the main electrical lines powering the dome. >> all we know is we had an interruption in service. >> reporter: thornton said power from the electrical company
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entergy was being fed into a substation which split the electrical feed into two main lines running the power to the stadium. it was the main a-line that went dark without warning. >> it sensed abnormalities in their substation and it shunted the power to the superdome. >> reporter: it happened some 90 seconds into the third quarter and we were in the n.f.l. command center interviewing for "60 minutes sports." frank supovitz, the man in charge of game day operations. >> uh-oh. uh-oh, we lost lights. >> reporter: the moment the lights went out, a sense of uncertainty filled the room. >> frank, we lost the a.p.. >> what does that mean? >> that means that we have to do the bus tie. >> what does that mean? >> that means we've got a 20- minute delay. >> reporter: the power outage played havoc with the cbs broadcast. it was left to the sideline reporter solomon wilcotts and steve tasker to tell millions of viewers what was happening inside the half-lit stadium. >> there's no danger, no one is injured but obviously players
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are milling around and we've got a lot of officials running around wanting to get this game back on. >> reporter: today both thornton and n.f.l. commissioner roger goodell put one rumor to rest. the power outage, they said, was not caused by beyonce's super techno halftime show, a show that had been powered by a separate set of generators. >> there's no indication at all that this was caused by the half time show. absolutely none. >> reporter: superdome officials said they have spent millions of dollars upgrading their electrical system since hurricane katrina. on a picture-perfect day, new orleans had rolled out the party mat. goodell indicated the incident would not affect attempts by the city to host a future super bowl. >> this is clearly something that can be fixed and it's clearly something that we can prepare for and we will. >> reporter: the next super bowl will be played here in the new york area at met life stadium. an n.f.l. official said the league will now take a closer look at that stadium's power supply, scott, and its backup
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plans. >> pelley: we're going to see more of your fascinating story behind the scenes at the super bowl on "60 minutes sports" wednesday night at 10:00 on the show time network. president obama sees no need for more increases in tax rates. he said that in an interview with cbs news that was broadcast live before the super bowl. mr. obama signed a bill raising rates on higher-income americans last month but this is the first time that he's said that he doesn't intend to extend higher rates to more taxpayers. it's a change from the position that he's held for many months. >> we can't get this done unless we also ask the wealthiest households to pay higher taxes on their incomes above $250,000. >> pelley: that was mr. obama before the election and he made the same points in another way eight weeks ago. >> just to be clear: i'm not going to sign any package that
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somehow prevents the top rate from going up for folks at the top 2%. >> pelley: but last month he signed a stopgap compromise with congress that raised taxes on families making more than $450,000 a year. as the budget negotiations continue now, we wondered whether he would return to his goal of extending higher rates to families at that $250,000 level. are you through raising tax rates? >> well, i don't think the issue right now is raising rates. the question is if we're going to be serious about reducing our deficit, can we combine some smart spending cuts-- because there's still some waste in government-- can we reform our health care programs in particular, because we spend lot more on health care than every other country does and we don't get better outcomes. so there's a lot of waste in the system and there are things that we can do to reduce health care costs. and can we close some loopholes and deductions that folks who
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are well connected and have a lot of accountants and lawyers can take advantage of so they end up paying lower rates than a bus driver or a cop, can we close some of those loopholes? if you combine those things together then we cannot only reduce our deficit but we can continue to invest in things like education and research and development that are going to help us grow. >> pelley: without raising rates again? >> without raising rates again. >> pelley: the president also made news with his opinion on the boy scouts. the national board of the boy scouts of america may decide this week whether to end its long-standing ban on gays in scouting. should scouting be open to gays? >> yes. >> pelley: why so? >> well because i think that my attitude is that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does. in every institution and walk of life. and, you know, the scouts are a great institution that are promoting young people and exposing them to opportunities
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and leadership that will serve people for the rest of their lives. i think nobody should be barred for that. >> pelley: the scouts decide by wednesday. one of the oldest missing persons cases in history has been solved. how did a murderer with a history of mental illness get permits to buy guns? and the girl who was shot for defying the taliban speaks out when the "cbs evening news" continues. it's a hawk with night vision goggles. it's marching to the beat of a different drum. and where beauty meets brains. it's big ideas with smaller footprints. and knowing there's always more in the world to see. it's the all-new lincoln mkz.
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that is what troubled olson about the police report he was reading. >> i saw the pictures that he had a gun >> and you thought what? >> he can't have guns. >> how does a man like him, convicted of murdering his mother with gun have possession of a weapon? >> i wish i had a good answer for that. i don't. >> he passed a background check in 2011 and obtained a minnesota gun permit. 15 guns in all and a letter he wrote to his dead mother. the letter reads in part, quote, i am so homicide. what is wrong with me. i think n't a killing all the time. >> when you first read those words that he allegedly wrote, what did you think? >> chilling. chilling >> olson says he passed a background check because of
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sloppy file keeping from the courts that left information out. >> no fingerprints? >> no. >> no record from the court? >> no. >> what was in the record was his forced commitment to the mental hospital. >> we never ran a background check. >> so we asked the state's top mental health official. >> in this case we were lucky no one was hurt through the good acts of the local law enforcement. >> she told us law enforcement would have found the mental hospital records if they checked. >> we have to be asked to run the match. that does not always happen. >> that is not a match? >> it is not automatic. >> is that blind luck? >> probably. >> today she in jail waiting trial for illegal possession of fire arms. state officials say they have
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>> richard iii's battle- battered bones have been found stuffed into a grave definitely not fit for a king. airgraph that was lost for 500 years and discovered under what is now a parking lot. the wounds match the story of a king killed in battle. but it took modern science to find an ancient king. dn a analysis comparing the genetic code is that of a desen dent discovered 16 generations later ms. the phone rings and somebody says you are related to richard iii congratulations? >> more or less. i think he started the conversation by saying i'm not a lunatic. >> until now, most of what the world has known about richard iii has come from shakespeare's monster monarch who died trying to cling to his stolen throne
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and gave the word one good line. the winners, of course, get to write history and richard got a very bad press including being accused of the murder of world series of his relatives. now 500 years later he gets a measure of revenge. finally, he is the center of attention. historians, it is history coming alive they say. >> it is a fascinating murder mystery in all of richard's life that we can still find things like that. i just think that's fabulous. >> the king in a parking lot, history dug up and maybe rewritten. mark phillips, cbs news, london. >> reporter: now, if you will indulge us for a moment i would like to say a word.
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eric, congratulations on receiving the director's guild lifetime achievement award. you've been with cbs 50 years bringing our audience the big news events of our time. eric, we could not be prouder of you. that is the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. it's an area known for its high-tech jobs. and the high pay t night, a silicon valley i am allen martin. >> i am elizabeth cook. it is an area known for the high-tech jobs and high pay. >> tonight a silicon valley firm has been slapped with a fine for paying some workers a fraction of minimum wage. kpix reporter don naacp -- nap tells us it didn't even come in dollars.
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>> reporter: what we see in this case are some apparent pay violations. >> 24-7, 365. >> bloom energies has been generating excitement for his company's little black box that can power a house. one day, he says, it can provide enough energy for everyone on the planet. they are already generating power for 15% of this ebay campus. there are contracts with google, walmart, and coca-cola. >> fuel goes in. air goes in, out comes electricity. >> two years ago cbs's 60 minutes previewed the product line. on hand was governor schwarzenegger and powell. >> basically what happened is we found that the company was bringing people from mexico.
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>> now it appears bloom energy may be losing some of its luster. the department of labor says the company willfully violated rules underpaying 14 workers brought into the u.s. on visitor visas. >> they were working alongside american workers. they were being paid in pesos. they were working in excess of 40 hours a week. so, they weren't being paid overtime. >> workers were paid just $2 -6r -- $2.66. they say they will pay back pay and $60,000 in fines. >> because the employees are from mexico and here on a visa does not mean the employer does not have to pay them what is required. >> bloom energy did not respond to our request for comment. in


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